Russia: The Russian Defense Ministry is planning to use the country’s GLONASS global positioning and navigation satellite network to operate other satellites in orbit, a military space official said. “GLONASS will be used extensively in the future to control spacecraft,” said Sergei Berezhnoi, an aide to the head of the Titov Space Control Center, Russia’s main satellite control center.
According to the official, the GLONASS system will also render automated assistance in the search for “missing” satellites with which operators on the ground have lost contact. “In addition, this system could be used to help fix satellite glitches without the involvement of ground control facilities,” he added.
Source: Ria Novosti